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Beaver Valley Area Alumni Chapter Announces 2008 Officers And Board Members

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association announced newly elected
officers and members of the board of directors for 2008. Penn State Beaver is the home base for the chapter.

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 Beaver Will Observe MLK Day With Community Outreach Project

Penn State Beaver will observe the annual Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, Jan. 21, by encouraging the campus community to participate in "A Day On, Not a Day Off" at the Center for Hope in Ambridge. No classes will be held, but the campus will be open for business from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The campus chapter of the Delta Mu Sigma Mu student community service organization and the Office of Student Affairs will work with students, faculty and staff from Beaver and Shenango campuses at the Center for Hope, which provides outreach services to those experiencing economic hardships and changes in a distressed community. Campus volunteers will work with the center's food pantry, computer lab, clothes closet, tutoring, disability services, literacy and life skills programs, and the program to assist pregnant women. For information, contact Jessica R. Jackson at jrj15@psu.edu or (724) 773-3947.

Olson Articles Accepted For Publication

Kristen L. Olson, associate professor of English and honors program coordinator at Penn State Beaver, has had two articles accepted for publication. "Picture -- Pattern -- Poiesis: Visuality, The Emblem and 17th-Century English Religious Lyric" will appear in the international journal Emblematica. "From Margin to Milieu: The Authorship of Le tombeau de Marguerite de Valois, Royne de Navarre" will appear in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, a journal that is a publication of the Renaissance English Text Society. Olson recently delivered a talk on an excerpt from this work at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies. Olson can be contacted at klo10@psu.edu or (724) 773-3899.

Chapin, Silicki Will Be Presenters At Journalism Educators' Meeting

John Chapin, associate professor of communications, and Jamie Silicki, a senior communications major at Penn State Beaver, will participate in a panel on "Perceptions of Race and Violence in Entertainment Media" at the midwinter meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) on March 1 in Pittsburgh. Chapin and Silicki will give a presentation based on ongoing field research in violence prevention education. Silicki has been Chapin's research assistant for two years and is expected to graduate in December with a communications degree with a corporate communication option. She is the editor of the campus newspaper, The Roar, and is active in the Student Government Association and numerous other student organizations.

Silicki has completed internships in U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire's office and with the Penn State Beaver Communications Advisory Board. She plans to complete a third internship this year with WQED media in Pittsburgh. Chapin can be reached at jrc11@psu.edu or (724) 773-3877, and Silicki can be contacted at jvs131@psu.edu.

It's Easy To Register For PSUTXT Campus Alert System

All Penn State students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enroll in PSUTXT, an easy and accessible system that lets them know via cell phone when classes are canceled due to weather conditions or if the campus has an emergency closure or other schedule alteration. Sign up now for PSUTXT and, when necessary, Penn State will send a text message alert directly to your cell phone.To register, visit http://newswires.psu.edu/ and click on the PSUTXT REGISTER button at the bottom of the page to sign up. For information, contact Annemarie Mountz at amountz@psu.edu.

Nominations Sought For Achieving Women Award

To celebrate the many accomplishments of area women, Penn State's  Commission for Women (CFW) annually recognizes women who have achieved and excelled at both at the University and in their communities. Award recipients will be honored at the commission's luncheon on Friday, April 11,at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park.

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Southern Virginia Defeats Lady Lions 87-72

The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions, ranked first in the USCAA, hosted second-ranked Southern Virginia Tuesday night. Trailing most of the game, the Lady Lions briefly closed the margin to nine points late in the second half before losing 87-72. The game was the Lady Lions' first of the spring semester. Penn State Beaver's Heather Sandusky led all scorers with 29 points and had 10 rebounds for the first double-double in program history. The Lady Lions are now 7-4.  For information about Beaver campus athletics, visit  http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm or contact athletic director Andy Kirschner at ack121@psu.edu or (724) 773-3826.